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Meet David Arluck: Founder and CEO of Fitter and Faster Swimming Special

David Arluck is the founder and CEO of Fitter and Faster Swimming. He chatted with Digital Journal about the swim clinic celebrating its 10th anniversary this week.

Chatting with Anthony Ervin: Four-time Olympic medalist swimmer Special

Four-time Olympic medalist swimmer Anthony Ervin chatted with Digital Journal about his swimming career and being a part of Josh Davis' Breakout Swim Clinic.

Accused Hungarian swimmer allowed to leave S. Korea: prosecutors

Seoul - Hungarian swimmer Tamas Kenderesi has been charged with a sexual harassment offence following the world championships in South Korea but has been given permission to leave the country, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Two dead in Korean nightclub balcony collapse at world swim

Gwangju - Two people died and many more were injured, including two American athletes at the world swim championships, after a balcony collapsed in a South Korean nightclub, local police said Saturday.

Chatting with Tyler Clary: Swim clinic at Stony Brook University Special

Stony Brook - Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tyler Clary chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of the 2019 Elite Technique Academy. He is a Head Clinician of the Fitter and Faster Swim Clinic.

Meet Chris McCuiston: CEO and co-founder of Goldfish Swim School Special

Chris McCuiston, the CEO and co-founder of the Goldfish Swim School chatted with Digital Journal about the importance of his swim school's mission, in raising awareness on water safety and drowning prevention.

Michael Andrew celebrates 20th birthday, releases new vlog

On April 18, professional American swimmer Michael Andrew celebrated a major milestone in his personal life: his 20th birthday.

Olympian Lenny Krayzelburg talks about rebranding of swim schools Special

Four-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg chatted with Digital Journal about the rebranding of his swim schools.

Review: Katie Ledecky claims four victories at the TYR Pro Swim Series

Knoxville - Five-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Katie Ledecky has a major reason to celebrate. She won four races at the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series in Knoxville.

Review: Michael Andrew victorious at the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series

Knoxville - World champion swimmer Michael Andrew triumphed at the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series, which was held over four days (January 9 to 12) in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Swim team braves pollution to dive into Gaza waters

Jabaliya - On one of the world's most polluted coastlines, 30 young Palestinians dive head first into the sea off the Gaza Strip, their minds filled with dreams of Olympic glory.

Swimmer resumes Pacific crossing record attempt

Apo - A Frenchman attempting to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean said Wednesday he was resuming his bid, after storms forced him to suspend the ambitious undertaking."Back in the water today!

Thousands swim between continents in famed Istanbul race

Istanbul - Thousands of people, some serious racers but others plucky amateurs, swam from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on Sunday in Turkey's most iconic swimming race.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted

Toukyo - Tokyo Olympic organisers said Wednesday that prolonged summer rain had temporarily brought high levels of bacteria to a venue intended for triathlon and marathon swimming at the 2020 Games.

Australian to attempt 'torturous' quadruple Channel swim

Sydney - An Australian swimmer plans to attempt a world-first non-stop quadruple crossing of the icy English Channel, a torturous feat never before tried and widely considered impossible.

Ink or swim? Tattoos on show at world swimming championships

Budapest - World records have tumbled and gold medals won but the colourful array of tattoos on show at the world swimming championships have proved just as eye-catching, be they designs of sharks, dolphins or even the lion adorning the arm of Adam Peaty's grandm...

Syrian refugee Mardini returns to Hungary for world swimming champs

Budapest - Two years on from sleeping rough in Budapest on a perilous trek from Syria to Germany, teenage refugee Yusra Mardini is back in the Hungarian capital competing in the world swimming championships.

Michael Phelps to get BBC lifetime achievement award

London - American swimming legend Michael Phelps will be given the BBC Sports Personality lifetime achievement award on Sunday after crowning his incredible career with five Olympic gold medals in Rio.

British swimmer to cross Atlantic, inspired by boyhood heroes

Dakar - As a boy, Ben Hooper wanted to join the British explorers he idolised for surmounting the impossible, and now as he prepares to swim across the Atlantic, he hopes to equal their daring feats -- and survive.

Swimmer dies in Hong Kong harbour race: reports

Hong Kong - A swimmer drowned Sunday in Hong Kong and another was left in critical condition as they took part in the city's annual cross-harbour swim, which attracts world-class international competitors.

Rebel fire kills swimmer with 'big dreams' in Syria's Aleppo

Aleppo - On the day she was killed, Syrian star swimmer Mireille Hindoyan had decided to skip her daily swim at an Aleppo pool to work a shift at her family's supermarket near the frontline.

Japanese man, 73, completes record swim across strait

Toukyo - A Japanese man aged 73 became the world's oldest person to swim across the country's Tsugaru Strait on Wednesday, supporters said, braving unpredictable currents and stinging jellyfish in his quest.

Brazilian judge orders seizing of Ryan Lochte passport

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered that US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and teammate James Feigen be prevented from leaving the country after doubts emerged over their claim to have been mugged at gunpoint.

Australia swimming website under cyber attack: reports

Sydney - Swimming Australia's website has been under siege by cyber attackers, reports said Friday, after tough talking by gold medallist Mack Horton on doping suspicions inspired anger in China.

Germany's night owl ready to rule in the pool

Berlin - According to his coach, Marco Koch is more of a "night owl than an early bird" and Germany's world 200m breaststroke champion endured many late nights to prepare for the Olympics.

Remarkable way swordfish swim revealed

Swordfish are very fast and powerful fish. Just how they can navigate speedily through the friction of water has been a mystery — until, that is, the discovery of an oil gland.

Bangladeshis take plunge in world's biggest swim lesson

Dhaka - After her eldest son Amanto became one of the 50 children to drown on an average day in Bangladesh, Jahanara Anwar was determined that his younger brother join the world's biggest swimming lesson.

Green campaigner readies to swim the Pacific

Vancouver - Never mind the sharks or the swirling ocean debris that await him, Benoit Lecomte is counting the days until his long-distance swim from Tokyo to San Francisco -- to raise awareness of environmental threats in the Pacific.

Australia inquiry examines swim coach child sex abuse claims

Sydney - An Australian national inquiry into child sex abuse switched its focus Monday from the Catholic Church to the professional swimming community and how it reacted to allegations against two Olympic coaches.

Swimming legend Phelps to return to pool

Washington - Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event in Mesa, Arizona, USA Swimming announced.
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Xmas day swim in Hunstanton
Xmas day swim in Hunstanton
File photo: Brad McVetta  Triple Crown Swimmer - English Channel
File photo: Brad McVetta, Triple Crown Swimmer - English Channel
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Gyrocopter buzzes around the beach on Christmas morning in Hunstanton
Gyrocopter buzzes around the beach on Christmas morning in Hunstanton
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Fancy dress swim at Hunstanton beach
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Charity swim day in Hunstanton attracted several people on Xmas morning
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Jason Ritter and Sarah Roemer in The Event
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Fancy dress swimmers on Xmas Day 2010
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Obama and daughter enjoying a vacation break
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Triathlon photographs
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Satellite view of the English Channel.
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A goose swims in the Detroit River (Trenton, Michigan)
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A triathlon involves the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines
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Fancy dress swimming on the beach
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The temperature was minus 3c but still they swam on Christmas morning

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